Y’all, I am still screaming about that ‘Succession’ finale.

Will someone please send the friendly, foul-mouthed crow to my house for a visit?

All Other TV News

Keep a thought for the tornado victims from this weekend. At least 78 people died when tornados tore through five states,  in Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee, one traveling over 250 miles, possibly the longest in history. Over 100 more people remain unaccounted for in Kentucky. Utterly heartbreaking.

The New York Times has a good list of organizations that could use your help.

The Golden Globe nominations are out, and I have exactly two comments: 1. It is fascinating how many of the movies nominated are from streaming services 2. The nominees are all strong choices, at least in the TV categories (aside from snubs for WandaVision in limited series and Kathryn Hahn in the supporting actress category), but will anyone care? Will anyone pay attention to a disgraced ceremony that will not be covered on network TV?

Succession‘s third season finale was last night, and I’m not going to spend too much time talking about it, other than to say that the character I feared was dead was not dead. And I’m GREAT with it because his being alive just set up a brutal massacre at the end of the episode. Seriously: if you are a character on an HBO drama, DO NOT ATTEND ANY WEDDINGS.

If you’ve watched the episode, here are the show’s creator and the episode’s director talking about some of the choices made by the Roy children. Matthew Macfayden, who deserves ALL OF THE EMMYS, talks about that betrayal. And The AV Club breaks down what this might mean for season four.

And now I’m going to share a bunch of Succession finale tweets that might be mildly spoilerish, so if you haven’t watched yet, just scroll down until you get to another spoilery tweet about Peloton and And Just Like That …


Oh, and a quick update on that New Yorker piece about Jeremy Strong: Aaron Sorkin and Adam McKay have now come out to defend the actor, and The New Yorker has responded:

“This is a nuanced, multi-sided portrait of an extremely dedicated actor. It has inspired a range of reactions from people, including many who say that they are even more impressed by Jeremy Strong’s artistry after having read the article.”

Seriously, everyone needs to chill. It was a good piece, not a hit piece.

Kudos to Peloton for creating this so quickly and rolling with the punches. It looks like they could have sued if they wanted to, but turning to Ryan Reynolds and his marketing geniuses at Maximum Effort to create this ad was the clever thing to do. Also, SPOILERS for And Just Like That … (as if anyone could possibly be spoiled by this anymore):

Speaking of And Just Like That … apparently, Willie Garson kept his illness secret from everyone on the set but best friend Sarah Jessica Parker.

Chris Wallace has left Fox News and moving to CNN’s streaming service, CNN+. It’s important because Wallace was one of the few serious newsmen left at Fox News. With his departure, the network will become even more of an echo chamber.

Time named Elon Musk the Person of the Year. OK.

Ted Lasso will start filming season three on Valentine’s Day, according to Hannah Waddingham (which we can agree is the most British name of all time, right?).

Another Duggar is in trouble with the law: this time it’s Jana Duggar, who has been charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

Travis Scott has been removed from Coachella 2022. Also, Anheuser-Busch has pulled his hard cider drink, Cacti.

Congratulations to Kim Kardashian for passing the “baby bar” exam on her fourth try. And genuinely, kudos to her for not giving up.

And huge congratulations to my hometown girl, Megan Thee Stallion, graduating from our hometown school, TSU. So proud of her.

Oh no! Get better soon, Sherri Shepherd!


  • The Dr. Oz Show will end in January so that he can run for Senate without conflicts. The syndicated series will be replaced by The Good Dish, hosted by Dr. Oz’s daughter Daphne.

In Development

  • A Six Feet Under revival might be underway at HBO. How I feel about that:

That said, I’ll definitely be watching.

  • Landing, a comedy about a group of queer friends from the writer of Search Party, is in development at Peacock.
  • Wellmania, a dramedy, has been ordered at Netflix.
  • Surfside Girls, a live-action kids’ series, has been ordered at Apple TV+.
  • Container, a surrogacy thriller, will become Apple TV+’s first Russian-language original series.
  • The Jump, a documentary about a Lithuanian defector during the Cold War, has been acquired by Topic.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • The Gilded Age premieres on HBO on January 24.
  • Servant returns on Apple TV+ on January 21.
  • Good Sam premieres on CBS on January 5.
  • The ’80s: Top Ten will premiere on Disney+ on January 1.


Anne Rice, Author of The Vampire Chronicles books

Cara Williams, Emmy-nominated actress who appeared in Pete and Gladys and December Bride

Carmen Salinas, Telenovela actress

Al Unser Sr., Four-time winner of the Indy 500

Steve Bronski, Co-founder of The Bronski Beat

Vicente Fernandez, Grammy-winning Ranchera singer and actor

Chris Achilleos, Fantasy artist


American Auto: This new workplace comedy from the Superstore team is set at Payne Motors, a car company that needs to innovate, or it’s headed to the scrapyards. One-hour series premiere.  9 p.m., NBC

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street: This documentary explores the history of the revolutionary children’s television show. 9 p.m., HBO

Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: Ramsay and two of his friends drive through Europe exploring the food and culture in this new series. Series premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dakota Johnson, Bobby Cannavale, Kelly Clarkson
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Patti LuPone, James Acaster, Joy Crookes, Joe Russo
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Keanu Reeves, Brett Eldredge
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Katie Couric, Zach Woods, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Black Pumas
  • The Daily Show: TBA
  • Watch What Happens Live: Ricki Lake, Sandra Bernhard

MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Monday Night Football
CBS The Neighborhood
Bob ♥ Abishola
NCIS: Hawai’i
CW All American
The 4400
FOX Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip
NBC The Voice
American Auto
American Auto

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